Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant - Written Instructions

Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Size - Approximately 14 inches


DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Chain 5, join

Round 1: CH 1, Work 10 HDC through the chain. We will be working the continual round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC, 1 HDC in the same stitch, Work 2 HDC in each stitch around. (20 HDC total)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (30 HDC total)
Round 4:  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (40 HDC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.

Slip stitch in the next stitch or skip a stitch and slip stitch.  You may have a slight raised bump from working the continual round.  You can work a decorative edging to cover the final round.  I recommend the reverse single crochet.

Chain 5 Join 
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 10 HDC through the chain, join.
Round 2: Chain 1, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. - 16 HDC total
Work a Reverse Single Crochet edging to the opposite side.

Sew the ears on between rounds 3-5. 


  1. thank you - just in time - many friends and relatives will have a new member in the family beginning 2012 - that is a good idea for a small present - thanks

  2. Thanks ! Now gotta master this reverse sc thing

  3. Thank you for sharing such an easy, adorable teddy bear hat pattern. I'm going to make Winnie the Pooh hats for our local NICU. You can also make the ears a little bigger and make Mickey or Minnie Mouse hats. The possibilities are endless!

    Many Blessings,

  4. thanks teresa!

    you always make such cute stuff.

  5. Thanks! Love this little hat, I made two so far, with very slight adjustments to the ears -- I posted photos and a link back to you on my blog today. I was asked by a friend to make one for a toddler size so I have added a row to increase and added three rows for depth and it hopefully will fit a 4 year old child's head. Oh and never saw that reverse single crochet before and love how it finishes up the edge.

  6. Too cute. Think I will make one for a friend who just had a baby.

  7. I followed this pattern, but my hat came out tiny (about a 6" diameter, big enough for a kitten but not a baby). What size yarn did you use for yours? I used worsted yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook. I would like to try again because the picture is just darling.

    1. Either you missed increase stitches or naturally crochet tight. You can try the medium size cap, which is slightly larger.

  8. So cute! Is this one on Ravelry so I can link up what I did?

  9. I'm new to crocheting and though this may be quite a noob questions I was wondering how you would go about both increasing the size of the hat for both a child and an adult and how you could make the ears bigger.

    I really enjoyed making this hat and it looks so cute on my one year old but now myself and my 5 year old want one haha


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